I treat every client as I would want a lawyer to treat me. Every client gets the opportunity to meet with an attorney, not a case manager or runner. I go to great lengths to explain to my clients what to expect with their cases. I believe that knowledge is the great equalizer. I have recovered millions of dollars for my injured clients. I have assisted families with settling the business affairs of loved ones who have passed away or have become incapacitated and are in need of a guardian.
My entire legal career has been as a private attorney. I specialize in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, plaintiff insurance law, and will and probate law. I am a lawyer for the people. I am not a former prosecutor for the State, nor a former defense attorney for any insurance company. I don’t play on both sides of the fence. I have always been a fierce advocate for the underserved and the seriously injured person. My loyalty has been with the individual claimant for my entire legal career. My most rewarding case was to represent over 45 members of a low income community who were adversely affected by the negligent actions of a major defense contractor. For over 40 years the contractor disposed of its toxic waste into the local natural portable drinking water supply for that close knit community. Several members of the community suffered various forms of cancer, lung disease and birth defects from their exposure to the contaminated water. We were able to force the State government to implement new environmental notice regulations to protect families affected by contamination; we set up a medical trust to provide medical care for the community members; and we obtained cash compensation for the injuries suffered by each affected community members. I am a trial lawyer who is willing to fight to the end to obtain justice for every client who has entrusted their claim to me.
I received my legal training at the University Of Miami School of Law, where I graduated in 1988. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics at Xavier University of Louisiana. I keep my litigation skills sharp and up to date by actually taking cases to court, taking continuing legal education courses, and teaching trial advocacy to young law students at Emory University School of Law where I have served as an adjunct professor for over 20 years. I am licensed to practice law throughout the State of Georgia. I serve as a Deacon and Trustee at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church and volunteer as a coach with various youth organizations. I am a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a native of Key West, Florida. I enjoy teaching Sunday School, playing golf and following college football. I treat every client as I would want a lawyer to treat me: with respect, sincere interest, fairness, intelligence, integrity, vigilance, and confidentiality. I am a lawyer for the people.